JOB VACANCY: Daybreak Oxford – Director

Daybreak Oxford – Director

Role summary: Daybreak Oxford provides Day Clubs in Oxfordshire for people living with a dementia. Daybreak operates three Day Clubs with the principal one at The Clockhouse in Blackbird Leys (Rosewood) and two others, one in North Oxford (Limes) and another in Kidlington (Lilacs). Our members can enjoy being in a safe, caring and stimulating environment with activities suited to their needs. The service also provides respite for the carers of our members. They can leave their loved ones with us,  knowing they are looked after by trained and experienced staff who help them live well with their dementia.

Daybreak Oxford is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. The Trustees of the Charity delegate the day-to-day co-ordination, supervision and development of the Clubs to the Director. The relationship therefore between the Director, Trustees and staff is of crucial importance.

We are looking for someone with in depth knowledge and experience of dementia care to provide leadership to the staff who run our Clubs. The Director is the key link with Trustees, staff, volunteers, clients and partner agencies, providing strategic planning and effective internal and external communications.

More information on our clubs and the Daybreak services is available on our website:

Job location (usual place of work): The Clockhouse, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 7FX

Pay rate: £31, 686.90 per annum

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Director: Daybreak Oxford

Applications close on date: 6 July 2018

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: The main duties and responsibilities are as follows:

To manage, co-ordinate and supervise the work of the Club Organisers, thereby ensuring that the service provided is appropriate to members’ needs, and complies with the requirements agreed with all funding partners
To be responsible for the overall financial management of the Clubs. To liaise directly with funding agencies on behalf of Daybreak
To lead in the planning and making submissions to the Board, in any strategy and funding campaigns
To provide effective external communications that will support and enhance the public profile of Daybreak.
To ensure the effectiveness of contracts for essential services, being aware of the need to liaise closely with the essential contractors of goods and services to maintain the operation of the Charity.
To act in a ‘hands-on’ capacity at the Clubs, as and when necessary.
To ensure that the Clubs meet the statutory, Insurance and Health and Safety requirements, through the appropriate policies procedures and standards, and the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision.
Contribute to regular reviews of standards and training needs to ensure that the Daybreak service meets the needs of its members.
To ensure that the Chair and Trustees of Daybreak are kept informed of operational and management issues and developments in the organisation.
To carry out any reasonable instruction given by the Chair and Trustees
To maintain confidentiality and uphold the reputation of Daybreak and the services it provides

To apply, please contact: Daybreak Administrator
tel: 01865 776744

For a general discussion about the post you can contact the Chair of Trustees:

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